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How to cook a turkey?

It’s turkey time again!  We love this holiday so much and while it is fun to change up the side dishes each year, we always have turkey.  The methods for cooking a turkey well do not change and thus, we are re-posting our blog post from last year on how to cook a turkey.   […]

Guest Blog by Marissa Guggiana La Brecque

Today it is my honor to post a blog by guest blogger Marissa Guggiana La Brecque .  Marissa is a food activist, writer, and fourth generation meat purveyor, who traveled the country to discover many of our most gifted butchers and share their favorite dishes, personal stories, and cooking techniques in her book Primal Cuts; Cooking with […]

Pork Chops at the Rocchino’s

As the sun begins to beat winter away, all I want to do when I get home is take the dog out for an evening stroll.  The flowers in the neighborhood smell so sweet and it’s wonderful to be out of the chill of the butcher shop and into the warmth of spring.   But once I […]

Fricassee at The Rocchino’s

Last night I made Chicken, Fennel and Artichoke Fricassee for dinner from Martha Stewart’s Living Magazine.  It was quite tasty and worth sharing.  I halved the recipe as it was dinner for two.  Make sure to ask your Local Butcher to cut the chicken up for you.  Enjoy!   Chicken, Fennel, and Artichoke Fricassee from […]

Guest Post by Bill McCann; A Prophet

This post begins a new series of writings on our blog by guest writers. We’re excited to lean on our vast community of friends and colleagues to tell their stories, informing your food choices by sharing their experiences and viewpoints. Bill McCann is a butcher at The Local Butcher Shop, and came to us by […]

Easter Hams and Lambs

You bought a holiday ham from The Local Butcher Shop.  Now what? 1. Take Ham out of the refrigerator 2-3 hours before you plan to warm it 2. Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees 3. Put the ham on a roasting rack in a pan 4. Brush with The Local Butcher Shop’s “special ham glaze” To make […]

Brisket at the Rocchino’s

When Aaron and I got married, my Maid of Honor asked all of our friends and family to submit family recipes that they would like to share with Aaron and me to be compiled into a recipe book.  Here was the gist of the email she sent out: “Dear friends and family of Monica and Aaron, I […]

What’s for dinner tonight?

The weather is warming up during day, but it definitely chills off at night…maybe a bit too chilly to bust out the BBQ.  This is what we are eating for dinner tonight and we think you should too! Butter-Basted Pan-Seared Thick-Cut Steaks with Pomme Frites (fried in beef tallow) with Steamed Artichokes & Monica’s Family Sauce […]

December at the Rocchino’s Dinner Table

It’s been a bit since I last did a blog entry.  The holidays are wonderfully busy here at the shop and I just haven’t had a moment to share our meals with you.  Not to worry though, we haven’t gone hungry! Here is a brief recap of the last two weeks: The Monday after Thanksgiving […]